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Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

They can lose only two votes and still get a bill out of the Senate, assuming united Democratic opposition. The Senate may vote on health care legislation by July 4, Senate Majority Leader Mitc...

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Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle

Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle

An executive order can not be divorced from its intent, and if the motivation behind it wasn't sufficiently clear before, Trump's recent tweetstorm of complaints about the "politically correct" vers...

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Democrats to halt Senate business in health care protest

Democrats to halt Senate business in health care protest

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who sits on both Senate Finance and Senate HELP, the two congressional committees crafting the replacement bill, is featured at a fundraising dinner at 7:00 p.m. Last week,...

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Doctors expect Scalise to walk again

President Donald Trump visited Scalise at the hospital Wednesday night and later said in a speech, "He's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope". "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you"...

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Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

In a 2010 letter, he wrote , "I don't envy the rich; I despise the way they have bought our politicians..." Not mentioned: A June 8 social media post by Hodgkinson where he refers to Karen Handel...

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Portraits emerge of officers hailed as heroes at shooting

Portraits emerge of officers hailed as heroes at shooting

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said. Bart...

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Democrats' Baseball Team Pictured Praying After Learning Republican Colleagues Were Shot

According to reports, the congressman was transferred to the hospital's Trauma Center, where he underwent immediate surgery, as well as an additional procedure to stop bleeding. President Donald Tru...

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Vice President Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russian Federation inquiries

Vice President Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russian Federation inquiries

Joining the vice president will be Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Pence on Thursday traveled to Miami for a conference covering issues affecting Central...

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Staff member of Rep. Roger Williams shot at Republican baseball practice

Rep. Mo Brooks, said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. North Texas Representatives Joe Barton and Roger Williams coach the team and have been confirme...

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Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

As part of his role on the foreign affairs committee, Kinzinger said he meets with a lot of ambassadors and doesn't always remember whom he met. Asked when the announcement would come, Spicer repl...

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Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

According to sources familiar with the closed briefing, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said Sessions may have met with Kislyak a third time. An attorney and broadcaster ...

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Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their qu...

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Senate Intel Committee Hearing

Privacy advocates have criticized the law though for allowing the incidental collection of data belonging to millions of Americans without a search warrant. Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National S...

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Anti-Sharia rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Sharia rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders

We have people who still want to have their own rallies across the country. Al Jazeera spoke to Nathan Lean , author of The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims , ...

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Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters

Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters

Attorney's Office announced Wednesday . There are also the film noir standbys of getting women to seduce men, chloroform them, and rob them; bribery; bootleg cigarette trade; and setting up nightcl...

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Powerball ticket sold in Dillon worth $50000, jackpot grows to $435 million

Powerball ticket sold in Dillon worth $50000, jackpot grows to $435 million

Still, it doesn't rival the record Powerball jackpocket that was worth almost $1.6 billion in January 2016 and split among three winners. Tickets for this drawing cost $2 each and can be purchased u...

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Florida woman lets snake bite baby as learning opportunity

Florida woman lets snake bite baby as learning opportunity

A video shows St. Laurent holding the snake in front of the child, who reached for it. "As she has observed poisonous snakes, including coral snakes, at the property before, Chartelle St. As the dau...

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White House Communications Director Resigns After 3 Months

White House Communications Director Resigns After 3 Months

Dubke's job was to work behind-the-scenes managing the White House communications strategy and responses to crises, such as the firing of FBI director James B. The person demanded anonymity because th...

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Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver proved it with a dominant victory in the first race of the IndyCar Series weekend doubleheader. The 28-year-old Rahal finished six-plus seconds ahead of...

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Pro- and anti-Trump protests in Colorado draw hundreds

Pro- and anti-Trump protests in Colorado draw hundreds

There's so much lying going on", one woman said. The marches are also pushing for Congress to force the release of the president's tax return, a topic he has dodged throughout his campaign. "I was e...

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Rick Scott, top lawmakers agree on more money for schools, tourism, businesses

Rick Scott, top lawmakers agree on more money for schools, tourism, businesses

The governor will get his main priority: funding for economic incentives and tourism promotion. The money will not be paid out as incentives to individual companies. A proposal for $750,000 for medica...

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Former PSU President will do jail time and house arrest

The rest of their sentences will be served in house arrest. Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and ex-senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz were sentenced by a judg...

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Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has demonstrated very little desire to kill the legislative filibuster . What that would mean in practical terms is that any debate on a bill could be ended by...

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The Look Back: What happened during the 85th legislative session

The Look Back: What happened during the 85th legislative session

With the signing of the bill, Lyft and Uber will resume operations in Austin. Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people ca...

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How the demographics of military service have warped Memorial Day

It's about sacrifice. It's about recognizing that there's something bigger than oneself in this petty world. The current Memorial Day service and program was established in 2010 by Connie Rhody. "If...

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